Clackamas OR – Castor & Pollux Pet Works® introduces its Natural Ultramix® line of premium pet foods and treats into natural grocery stores nationally, augmenting Castor & Pollux' ORGANIX® offering already in natural grocery distribution.

A proven success in pet specialty stores including PETCO since 2006, Natural Ultramix features dry and canned food choices for dogs and cats, offering essential nutrition through a complex blend of multiple animal-derived protein sources, real pieces of fruits and veggies, and optimal balances of Omega fatty acids. Dog cookies round out the line.

"Rich in meaty protein, Natural Ultramix is the perfect solution for pet parents looking to provide furry family members with a complete and tasty meal in every bowl," said Shelley Gunton, Castor & Pollux "Top Dog" and co-founder.

Most of the dry food choices offer five animal-derived proteins, led by natural chicken as the #1 ingredient. For the past two years, Natural Ultramix dry foods have been recognized as a top food by independent natural pet authority Whole Dog Journal.

In addition to real pieces of fruit and veggies that add natural sources of vitamins, minerals and fiber, and the complex protein blend, Natural Ultramix foods address various life-stage needs. For example, the Puppy formula includes DHA for eye and brain development, and calcium balanced with phosphorous for healthy teeth and bones. Lower-calorie formulas for dogs watching their waistline and indoor cats are optimized with L-Carnitine, to help burn fat.

For dogs, there are Adult Canine, Weight Management, Puppy and Large-Breed dry formulas. Cat choices in dry food are Adult Feline and Indoor Feline.

Canned stews for dogs and cats also feature a complex blend of animal-derived proteins presented in a savory gravy and vegetables, for a 100 percent complete and balanced diet. As with all Castor & Pollux products, every Natural Ultramix product is tested and re-tested for quality, health and safety, and backed by a 100% Unconditional Guarantee.

"Wet" foods include four stew-styled canned choices each for dogs and cats. For cats there are 3 oz. Salmon & Vegetable Entrée; Chicken & Vegetable Casserole and Turkey & Vegetable Platter choices; and a Chicken & Vegetables Dinner especially for indoor cats.

Canned choices for adult dogs include Chicken, Vegetables & Brown Rice Casserole; Beef, Barley & Vegetable Stew; and Lamb, Vegetables & Brown Rice Ragout. Additionally, for Puppies there's a Chicken, Vegetables & Brown Rice Medley formula, all in 13.2 oz. cans.

Wheat-free Natural Ultramix treats for dogs are available in Peanut Butter, Cheese and Chicken flavors, all enriched with real fruits and veggies.

Leader of the pack in organic and natural pet products, Castor & Pollux Pet Works recently was named to the 2009 Inc. Top 500/5000 list for the third consecutive year, recognized as the nation's 615th fastest-growing company.

About Castor & Pollux Pet Works
Founded in 2000, Clackamas, OR-based Castor & Pollux Pet Works is a passionate, independent, family company that offers a range of natural and organic food, treats and supplies for informed, conscientious pet parents. The company celebrates the love of pets in the family, and is committed to feeding pets in need. Through its Pet & Soul foundation, Castor & Pollux has donated more than $400,000 in food, financial aid and volunteer time to organizations including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Project Pooch, and AniMeals. As founding sponsor of www.freekibble.com, Castor & Pollux has donated more than 750,000 meals to hungry pets in shelters around the country in the past year.

Castor & Pollux Natural PetWorks September 21, 2009